|ST - I'll Meet You There EP [mtk140] - ST|
Following the first Monotonik release from Swedish idm-ish artist Stefan Ternemar, aka ST, in 2003, we waited around a little, and suddenly, another EP popped up. Interestingly, although the first 'Emotions In A Box' release was very much epic electronic, almost Chris Huelsbeck-ian synthwork, everyone evolves, and thanks to guest spots from a fellow Swedish Monotonik artist (check the ID3 tags for a hint), and some new influences, the 'I'll Meet You There EP' keeps the epic melodies, but slides ...
Downloads: 303,605 (8 reviews)
|Troupe - It's Really Pretty Simple After All [mtk179] - Troupe|
A long, long time in the making, U.S. artist Troupe presents his first EP for Monotonik, 'It's Really Pretty Simple After All', a plain spectacular mix of demo-scene inspired electronica, soaring melodies, and beautiful vocals. Imagine, if you will, an American who has grown up and been musically influenced by the greats of the Amiga demo-scene - which this label itself was birthed from in 1996. Then mix in transcendent vocals reminiscent of favorite Monotonik releases like Bliss, and you get to...
Downloads: 126,665 (3 reviews)
|Various - Monotonik Release Compilation #1 [mtk001-050]|
This first set of free to download, Creative Commons-licensed MP3 releases from our electronica-based net.label, Monotonik (http://www.monotonik.com), were originally released from January 1999 to March 2001. They chronicle the period after Monotonik decided to stop releasing .MOD files, and start releasing those new-fangled (at the time!) .MP3s. Some highlights might include Lackluster's languidly beautiful "Bothersome (Mother Mix)", later to feature on his lovely 'Container' album on DeFocus, ...
Keywords: Electronic; Techno; IDM; Bleep
Downloads: 122,306 (3 reviews)
|Various - Monotonik Release Compilation #3 [mtk091-120]|
This third set of releases, spanning October 2002 to October 2003, from our net.label Monotonik showcases more of the diversity between retro beepiness and increasing indielectronic influences.Some highlights might include the sublime Grandma EPs, showcasing one of the youngest and breakthrough-est Monotonik artists, some gorgeous Australian electronics with Super Science's re-issues, more retro beep from the 'Best Of AHX' compilation, and lots more good stuff from Kaamos, Ernesto Aeroflot and m...
Keywords: Electronic; IDM; Bleep
|Various - Monotonik Release Compilation #2 [mtk051-090]|
This second set of MP3 releases from our net.label Monotonik was originally released from March 2001 to September 2002, when we were both breaking out the retro beep releases and continuing along the same chilled idm path.Some highlights might include Idmonster's beautifully delicate 'The Force May Be With You', Sleepy Town Manufacture's peaceful Russian IDM, some superquirky goodness from Phasmid, retro but gorgeous techno from Tweeter, amazing beepiness from both Aleksi Eeben and Virt, more se...
Keywords: Trip-Hop; IDM; Bleep; Synth
|Ernesto Aeroflot - Oll Tolk'n' no Ding atcheev'd [mtk111]|
This 4th album from Ernesto Aeroflot comes from a mysterious fellow who's released on net.label Commie and a host of smaller labels under names/groups such as TranceYlvania, Sky Wide Jazz, Oodi & Elegia, High Grade Multi Purpose Intelligent Terminal (!), and more. This 10-trackalbum showcases his unpredictable but riveting style excellently,as '80s bleep sounds and stuttering electro mix up with distortedunrest, sweeping electronica, and a wholly surprising bonus cut to create something truly di...
Downloads: 11,075 (2 reviews)
|Aleksi Virta - ..Meets Torsti At The Space Lounge [mtk123]|
Welcome to Monotonik's brand new year, courtesy of a debut release (or is it?) from Finn and self-proclaimed cosmic superspy, Aleksi Virta. He fearlessly busts out this supremely accomplished album of jazzy, dubby electronics, originally released on a scandalously limited, horrendously collectible 100-copy sold-out CDR edition, and now, thankfully available to the general public via the wonders of the Internet...
Keywords: Electronic; Jazz+Funk; Neo-cosmic
Downloads: 54,186 (20 reviews)
|Machinae Supremacy - Jets 'N Guns OST [mtk144] - Machinae Supremacy|
Oh my. Ever since we at Monotonik heard Swedish bleep-metal group Machinae Supremacy cover Chris Huelsbeck's classic 'Great Giana Sisters' theme in heart-rendingly wonderful .SID chiptune vs. Spinal Tap style, we've been major, major fans. So, after the group completed the soundtrack to (extremely fun) PC indie shoot-em-up Jets 'N Guns (http://jng.rakeingrass.com/), and made the entire higher-bitrate quality OST available to fans on their official homepage (http://www.machinaesupremacy.com/), we...
Downloads: 53,925 (6 reviews)
|Northbound - Landscapes Of Late [mtk171] - Northbound|
We're proud to present the debut release on Monotonik from Northbound, a band consisting of Mikko Roisko and Olli Jäderholm, self-described as "two guys from southern Finland, soon to reach their mid-twenties" - and 'Landscapes Of Late' is gorgeous live instrument-filled nu-chill groove. We ran into Northbound through their oblique connections with the TPOLM demo-scene crew and IRC channel, and they explain of their project: "We have both been making music for about 4 years now, and collaborate...
Downloads: 14,771 (4 reviews)
|Sleepy Town Manufacture - For You & For Me [mtk126]|
In the form of a Valentine's Day gift to all from Russian idm maestro Sleepy Town Manufacture, which Monotonik has sneakily re-packaged and re-gifted to the entire world, we're proud to present 'For You & For Me', an entire double album picking some of the best from STM's unreleased output from 1999 to 2002, with a number of tracks specially updated and remastered for this compilation. Sleepy Town, formerly a duo/trio, and now down to a single member, are particularly known for their association...
Keywords: IDM; Electronic
Downloads: 46,527 (5 reviews)
|SinQ - Passage [mtk164] - SinQ|
Another debut on Monotonik, and honestly, somewhat of a spectacular one from SinQ, aka Sander van Oirschot, a Dutch electronic musician who's produced, in his album 'Passage', one of our favorite works so far this year - and we're lucky enough to be able to release it for free, too! Completely licensed via Creative Commons, and even using multiple CC-licensed recordings as samples, SinQ's blend of triphop, electronics, and ambient is evocative and beautiful, with first track 'Who's Afraid Of Noi...
Downloads: 19,023 (2 reviews)
|Radix - Counting Stars [mtk022]|
The first release on Monotonik for Radix, aka Mosaik, the Swedish artist who's been making a lot of waves in the PC 'demo-scene' over the past couple of years with his perfectly crafted melodies and beautifully smooth stylings. "Counting Stars" is the sound of a man who's clearly been listening to Boards Of Canada, but has seen fit to put his own spin on their innocent electronica.What with the beautifully pitch-bent lead and the hypnotic voice drifting in and out of the background, Radix seems ...
|Chromatic Flights - 'Memories From The Audible Color Wheel' [mtk184] - Chromatic Flights|
A debut, then, for Florida-based Kyle Wyss, under his electronic music alias Chromatic Flights, with the floating, serene indietronica of 'Memories From The Audible Colour Wheel EP' - some of the lusher, more indie-influenced instrumental grooves we've run across in a while. Wyss is just 17 years old, and we'll let him explain: "This is my first solo EP (Memories from the Audible Colour Wheel), but I've been playing in an indie/experimental rock band for about 4 years...
Downloads: 9,903 (3 reviews)
|Izmar - Secular EP [mtk165] - Izmar|
Dutch artist Izmar has released multiple times on both Monotonik and Mono211 before, gaining a semi-fanatical following for his immensely mellow, immensely beautiful blend of electronics and Fila Brazillia-style nu-chill, and we're delighted to present some of the latest fruits of his labors, in the form of the 'Secular EP'. The whole kit and caboodle starts out with the predictably named 'Opening', which showcases the immensely natural-sounding jam that characterizes this EP - all slowly rotati...
Downloads: 12,948 (1 review)
|Flutterspot - Labmat [mtk172] - Flutterspot|
This time, a Monotonik debut for Finnish graphic artist and musician Flutterspot, and pretty much his first music release anywhere, with the gorgeous electronic tones of 'Labmat'. What do we like about this? Well, for starters, 'Daily Sway Of Everything (That You Touch)' is satisfyingly chunky, before 'Sky So My' segues into some smartly rotating beats. Then, there's 'Liihko Hymn', which is layers and layers of sound in an almost shoegaze fashion, but with firm rhythms layered on top, before 'Wo...
Downloads: 6,237 (2 reviews)
|Various - Monotonik.x3 [mtcompx3]|
This final compilation, originally put together by an unknown person and spread on P2P networks, but now embraced by Monotonik as a good primer for our net.label's output up to around 2001, has more well-chosen releases on it.As with previous compilations by the same person, a number of tracks (although less this time!) only normally available in .MOD form are here as .MP3s - check out the neat Substance track, more early Jiva, and a great melding of a bunch of MP3 releases into a cohesive compi...
Keywords: Bleep; IDM; Electronic
Downloads: 8,192 (1 review)
|Bliss - It's Not The Sweetness... EP [mtk116]|
The second release from Sweden's Bliss, aka Henrik Jose, and this lovingly crafted 3-track EP cements his reputation as creator of some of the lushest, most beautiful electronics around. With his previous net.label releases on Fairlight Music and success at the Assembly demoparty last year, his vocal-blended, multi-layered, live instrument-appropriating angle creates, well, just sublime results, well-deserving of a record deal any time now, we reckon.This EP starts out with 'Transportation Is Bl...
Downloads: 16,952 (2 reviews)
|Xela - Rainy Afternoons [mtk070]|
Calmness in the face of glitchversity is something that Monotonik prizes highly indeed. So when we had the opportunity to release this track from the UK's Xela, who has an album forthcoming on the divine Neo-Ouija label, plus appearances on material from Musik Aus Strom and Merck.. well, we got straight on the case.The reason "Rainy Afternoons" hits the spot for us is that Harold Budd-esque underlying serenity, but with a carefully cultivated veneer of layer upon layer of stuttering static, melo...
Downloads: 2,535 (1 review)
|Ilkae - Lighter Industry EP [mtk206]|
You may know Ilkae from previous releases on Monotonik and also on awesome, now dormant Miami-based physical label Merck. Well, four years after 2004's beautiful Stained Glass Confetti, backing up a self-released full-length, Ilkae returns with a similar deal - an awesome EP extracting from a new album. This time, 'Lighter Industry' is a companion piece to the new, limited-edition Ilkae album 'Light Industry', which those interested in the beautifully scattershot, chiptune-ish idm that the veter...
Downloads: 6,367 (1 review)
|Various Artists - Monotonik Vol.1: The Early Years|
In the late '90s, Monotonik - an online free to download 'net.label' founded in 1996 and largely releasing .MOD 'tracker' files made in Amiga and PC formats, expanded to release in a brand new format - the MP3. Drawing from artists worldwide linked by the Internet, and influenced by the rise of melodic, downtempo electronics from labels like Warp, Rephlex, and FAX, this first compilation picks some of the best releases originally available via Monotonik in 1999 and 2000...
|Malty Media - Buk Buk Buk EP - Malty Media|
Malty Media is, of course, previous Monotonik releaser Aquaboogie and long-time veteran idm artist Jet Jaguar, creators of the 'Bracken Bed' EP on the label a while back, and they kick off the final set of MTK releases with this fine piece of frippery. The New Zealand-based group's style is best described as 'whimsical Orb-like soundscapes with an Antipodean twist', perhaps, and these four-track pulses through gently chicken-clucking debut track 'Chook Nocturne', before settling on gently glowin...
|Jap Jap - A Resonant Discovery EP [mtk210] - Jap Jap|
Monotonik is delighted to present a free, full six-track EP from Holland's Jasper Boer, aka Jap Jap, in the form of 'A Resonant Discovery', including a remix by Dutch artist Morgenfish. The EP consists of varied types of beautifully smooth idm pieces coupled with evolving melodic motifs, which go through different moods: from chillout ambient to more uptempo material. This showcases Jap Jap's signature style of solidly produced minimal yet melodic style of dance, which draws inspiration from dre...
|Gschmidt - Time Tolled EP [mtk134]|
Some of the releasers on Monotonik are more mysterious than others. But we quite enjoy it when the more shadowy ones turn up, slip us a gorgeous piece of music, and then slink away into the ether again. All we know about Gschmidt is that he might be named after a mathematic process, his previous 'Nibiru Coming' release precis-ed rogue planet paranoia excellently, and this new 'Time Tolled EP' is a wonderful journey through some kind of wilfully odd, strangely beautiful soundscape...
Downloads: 15,886 (2 reviews)
|Tatsu - August EP [mtk152] - Tatsu|
Having discovered Japanese techno artist Tatsu from his wonderful early work on his net.label Bumpfoot, we co-opted him to do an exclusive new EP on Monotonik, and the immensely lush 6-track 'August EP' is the result, showcasing the immensely pure, almost Detroit-tinged pastoral electronica - no tricks, no feints, just a trip back to the classics. We start with 'Stillness/Introspective Me', which briefly showcases some gorgeous ambience, before moving straight into 'Sky and Sea/Daytime Dream', w...
Downloads: 15,143 (7 reviews)
|Kuu - Ioplus EP [mtk170] - Kuu|
This is, believe it or not, the first Monotonik release for Kuu (formerly known as Substance, and definitively known as Finland's very own Joonas Vahamaki) since 1999 (!). But after a 7 year absence, we're delighted to welcome him back to the fold with the awesome 'Ioplus EP', 4 tracks of beautifully crunchy IDM. Since we last released music from him, he's done a bunch of neat work for various labels, most recently returning to the breakbeat hardcore massif with fellow Finn Niko Virta and their ...
|Muxu - Show Us Your Weak Side [mtk190] - Muxu|
This new release is most definitely Monotonik's first from Malaysia, thanks to duo Euseng and Liang, also known as Muxu, who've followed up their self-released debut album 'Above Us, A Clear Summer Sky' with this wonderful 6-track EP, 'Show Us Your Weak Side', here as the 190th release on Mono. The duo first met for a joint band project - with Liang playing guitar for delightfully named band Citizens of Ice-Cream, but set up Muxu in early 2006...
|Vim! - A Random Collection Of Consonants [mtk132] - Vim|
We've now been releasing tracks from UK electronic wunderkid Vim! for, well, seven and a half years, on both .MOD and this 'new-fangled' .MP3. That's quite a long time, certainly by netlabel standards. And since we started up, he's released albums on Surgery Records, remixes on Merck and Carpark, and a host of EPs on Monotonik. So, we're now delighted to be able to present an MP3 version of his recent, _extremely_ smart, _extremely_ limited edition CDR, 'A Random Collection Of Consonants', on Mo...
Downloads: 11,148 (3 reviews)
|Flutterspot - Suitable For A Desire To Share [mtk181] - Flutterspot|
We're delighted to present a second release from Finnish graphic artist and musician Flutterspot, following the 'Labmat EP' back in early 2006, and this time round, 'Suitable For A Desire To Share' is almost 40 minutes of lushly layered electronic music to die for - or at least freeze a little bit. We start off with the oddly titled 'Small, Brightly Coloured, Highly Arboreal', which hops up into the trees for some almost Boards Of Canada-esque loping beats and marvellously complex electronic bea...
Downloads: 17,455 (3 reviews)
|Delayscape - VCOs or DCOs EP [mtk199] - Delayscape|
Danish idm musician Delayscape has been prolific since his debut 'Everybody Drops' release for Monotonik in 2006, with releases on netlabels including Acrylik, Musicartistry and Cold Room, and we're delighted to welcome him back to us with the funky, borderline squelchy electronics of 'VCOs or DCOs'. It all starts out with 'Patch Point Blank', which throws around the fuzzy warbles in alluring ways, before 'Breaking The Square Waves' gets funkier still, with some surprisingly guttural synth noise...
Downloads: 7,420 (1 review)
|Transient - Hexual Ceiling [mtk174] - Transient|
We're delighted to debut the fourth Monotonik release from prodigious U.S. idm veteran Transient, in the form of the 20-track 'Hexual Ceiling' album. He's previously released on multiple major netlabels such as Kikapu, Ogredung and Miasmah, as well as debuting remixes and other tracks on labels such as Darla and TBTMO, plus his own Noisy Vagabond, and this longform effort doesn't disappoint. Anyhow, there are all kinds of highlights to the album, from the delightful drift of lead-off track 'Clou...
Downloads: 32,548 (2 reviews)
|Gaza F*gg*t - Welcome To Softbo [mtk177]|
Not necessarily one of Monotonik's most 'normal' releases, but heartily welcomed anyhow, this unconventional glitch-electronic 7-track EP is from the oddly named Gaza F*gg*t, who can best be described as, well, an alter ego of a previous Monotonik releaser. It all starts off with the gentle organ of 'Horse With Gold Teeth', before the latter end of the track gets all warped and Japanese-speech sampling, before the completely awesome 'Rotten Fruit Messageboard Apology' arrives, all explicit heart...
Downloads: 9,404 (2 reviews)
|Aleksi Eeben - The Four Tales [mtk201] - Aleksi Eeben|
We're delighted to welcome back Finnish artist Aleksi Eeben, with the latest in his beguilingly offbeat electronic 'numbers' series for Monotonik, 'The Four Tales' - all soaring leads and strange tonal interplay. Now, it's possible that Eeben - who has been composing electronic music for nearly the past 20 years, initially as Amiga demo-scene legend 'Heatbeat', is a distinctly acquired taste, thanks to his borderline avant jazz influences...
Downloads: 5,349 (5 reviews)
|Akira Kosemura - In A Distant Forest Somewhere EP [mtk167] - Akira Kosemura|
One of the first all-ambient releases on Monotonik in quite some time, this 3-track EP from relatively undiscovered Japanese artist Akira Kosemura is a beautifully naturalistic drift through what sounds like field recordings twinned with sweet sine waves melodies - reminiscent of anything from Lackluster at his most ambient to fellow Japanese Monotonik releaser Sabii. Thus, we have three delicate treats to enjoy - firstly, 'Forest In The Morning' has a repeated motif and an almost sepuchral temp...
Downloads: 12,902 (2 reviews)
|Transient - Work/Play EP [mtk157] - Transient|
U.S. veteran idm artist Transient is practically an old hand at Monotonik releases now, since this is his third for the label, quite apart from some stunning EPs and albums for netlabels like One and his own Noisy Vagabond Recordings. And 'Work/Play EP' is a wonderful, aptly named split album, since it was composed both on work breaks with a Palm handheld (the 'Work' half) and at home using Impulse Tracker (the 'Play' half), and both halves show inspired mastery of melody, vocoded vocals, and bl...
Downloads: 9,725 (1 review)
|Crashed By Car - Fictions And Fires EP [mtk115]|
This time round, a debut release from Oregon's Crashed By Car,recent founder of the beautiful Pleasedosomething net.label, and indielectronic star in the making, with net.releases on Kikapu and 8BitRecs, amongst others. The "Fictions And Fires EP" is a spectacularly well-crafted piece of organic electronics, with highlights including the smooth drift of "Full Speed Dead", the muted triumph of "Bees", and the almost Harold Budd-esque ambient beauty of "Skylight FacingMyself".It's a sign of the ch...
Keywords: Indie; Electronic
Downloads: 18,453 (9 reviews)
|Tim Koch - Elk Meadow EP [mtk166] - Tim Koch|
Having been associated with Australian electronica chap Tim Koch since all the way back in 1998, when he released .MOD tracks as Serkul (and later as Thug!) on the pre-MP3 version of Monotonik, we're delighted that he's returned, just as he releases the 'Faena' CD on M3rck Records (North America) and his own-affiliated Surgery Records (Australia), with 'Elk Meadow EP', a collection of miscellaneous unreleased smartness from the past few years...
Downloads: 13,966 (1 review)
|Idmonster - Preloved EP [mtk185] - Idmonster|
After a long absence from Monotonik (his last release for us was back in 2002!), we're delighted to welcome back UK-based musician Pendle Poucher, aka Idmonster, with a 3-track compilation of rather wonderfully varied electronic music, 'Preloved EP'. Nowadays, Poucher works as a documentary and TV series musician for a number of UK and Japanese shows, including "new Japanese Discovery Channel idents that i'm very proud of", he tells us, as well as providing all of the audio for the BBC's interac...
|Beak - Bishop Whitney EP [mtk180] - Beak|
The latest release for guitar and beat-strewn idm artist Beak on Monotonik, following the 'Amoral Mayor Earwig EP' back in 2004 and 'El Hacedor EP' in 2005, the 'Bishop Whitney EP' continues his extremely unique mix of strongly played guitar, acoustic noises and cut-up percussion in fine, fine style. This time, we start out with the characteristic plucked freneticism of 'Context Clues', before seguing into the languid crawl of 'Teach Texas Manner', further showcasing his totally individual, beau...
Downloads: 20,384 (4 reviews)
|Grandma - Spinach Gas Room Spaghetti Straps EP [mtk087]|
It's always good to find an original, slightly more maverick voice in the world of electronics - someone who, if not channelling the punk aesthetic, at least goes out on a little more of a limb to imbue their music with edge, unpredictability and, well, soul.So, when US-based Grandma sent us a whole raft of his music, we immediately cottoned on to the mix of alternately classic idm-ish melodies, super-intricate drill+bass programming, and improvised guitars/vocals.That in itself should be enough...
Downloads: 6,742 (1 review)
|DJ Nova - Starshipoetry [mtw019]|
A second release for the revitalised Mono211 breakbeat sublabel, and this time, Slovenian musician and DJ Nova, having previously been responsible for a bunch of the DJ mixes we've put out (including 'Oldskoolmonotonikantiks' and the Elektroblef releases..), hits us with his first original mp3 release on Mono211, the excellent "Starshipoetry".Every fule know that essential parts of the perfect tune include messed-up Douglas Adams samples and mixed-up beep noises, leading up to solid-as-rawk brea...
|Braces Tower - Pasteism EP [mtk131]|
It's good to come back to what you know, and we felt like UK artist Braces Tower, previously member of the Wiija-signed, Radiohead-supporting, Peel Session-ing Loveblobs way back in the mists of time, was due another release on Monotonik with his delightful blend of sass, electronics, and intelligent sampledelica, since his first 'Pshhh EP' was so well received by all a year or two back. So we asked him nicely, and the round-up compilation 'Pasteism' is the unholy result...
Downloads: 9,155 (3 reviews)
|Dead Eros - When EP [mtk156] - Dead Eros|
Another debut, then, and this time an American practitioner of the dark idm arts, in the form of Ann Arbor, MI-based Dead Eros. Monsieur Eros has run his own Music Is For Assholes label for some time, hangs with the Ghostly International chaps, but produces a distinctly contrasting output to anything they might put out - from light, sinewave-strewn idm to dark, foreboding ambient. Thus, 'When EP' is three pieces of brightness and one chunk of shadow, with lead track 'When We Are Home' characteri...
Downloads: 5,330 (1 review)
|Virt - FX EP [mtk060]|
It's not often that we rave so much about an artist that our eyes come clean out of their sockets and roll around at cheek level 'til we squidge them back in again. But in this case, we reckon the permanent vision degradation is worth it just to alert the world to Virt's presence.So, Virt, aka Jake Kaufman, is a US-based .MOD tracker and video-game composer with many Nintendo Gameboy and Gameboy Advance credits up the wazoo (including "Q-Bert" and "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?", niiice.) And w...
Keywords: Electronic; Bleep
Downloads: 4,468 (3 reviews)
|Planet Boelex - Second Thoughts EP [mtk147] - Planet Boelex|
We're delighted to present a second EP from Finnish artist Planet Boelex, following his first release for Monotonik in the form of the 'Sinking In The Soup EP'. Boelex is also known as long-time .MOD artist Tweeter, a noted alumni of early labels such as Voodoo, and continues to delight allcomers with his beautifully composed, wonderfully melodic idm sound - oddly retro, but somehow still relevant...
Downloads: 13,813 (6 reviews)
|Ollie Cram - Rai-Ken [mtk178]|
Something different, this time out, with the part nu-chill, part world music, part live-played album, 'Rai-Ken' from Bristol, UK native Ollie Cram - it's pitched somewhere between the chillout of previous Monotonik releaser Izmar and something much further out than that, and that's why we dig it. Things start out with 'Over Yonder', all interplay with the live-played organ - there's also guitar, keyboards, synth, bass, and mandolin played live on the album by Mr...
|Coax - Wobo Jomodo [mtk204] - Coax|
Another, long in coming Monotonik release from Scandinavian artist Coax, and 'Wobo Jomodo' is a charming set of music in the classic sense of laidback electronica. Starting out, we have the rolling, sharp 'Balloon Funk 1', with all kinds of sustain being built up as the bass burbles along happily in the background, before we roll into 'Gion', all sine beeps and happy camping. Elsewhere in the EP, highlights include the glimmering, almost futuristic 'Apple Beat', with its frantic bleeps and break...
|Malty Media - Bracken Bed EP [mtk189]|
There's nothing like a little collaboration, and in this case, it's thanks to a couple of dangerous New Zealand natives - previous Monotonik releaser Aquaboogie and long-time electronic musician and Japanese resident Jet Jaguar. They've kindly formed the special duo named Malty Media (I believe they played some shows together in Japan earlier this year), and this nostalgic 4-track EP plays off childhood memories of TV shows and advertising in their native land, with odd samples and strange angle...
|Various - Best Of AHX Vol.1 - Dexter's Pinkboratory [mtk096]|
We here at Monotonik vehemently enjoy mixing up the brand-new idm goodness with some beeptastic sinewaviness from back in the day. And this sublime selection is the first in a series highlighting the little-known Commodore Amiga chiptune format, AHX, which stands for 'Abyss' Highest Experience', and was a gorgeous effort to resurrect C64-style synthetic tunes later in the Amiga's life.So we thought - who would be the best people to pick the best ever AHX tunes? Why, we went straight to the sourc...
|Distance - Gobblad [mtk002] - Lackluster|
We continue proceedings with this mp3 from Distance, aka Lackluster, our Finnish amigo and master of the understated ambient techno mood. This particular track drifts and phases its way around in a most attractive way.. so, just chill out, put your feet up and check out this most glacial of grooves. Yet again Monotonik tends towards the Pete Namlook/FAX stylings we admire so much.
Keywords: Electronic; IDM
|Pendle - Caffeine Low [mtw020]|
We're very proud to present the first Mono211 release from UK musician Pendle, who's also known as Idmonster for his more idm-ish, _reallysmart_ forthcoming releases on Monotonik. But who is this Pendle wallah? Well, having formerly been a member of the excellent dream-pop band, Butterfly Child, who were major-label signed in the early 90s, Pendle then went his own way, working on projects as diverse as working with Laurie Anderson, conducting a German birdsong symphony (?!), and soundtracking S...